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The Filmhouse Ltd.
Private
IndustryEntertainment
HeadquartersPlot 1378D Joseph Namah Close, Off Karimu Kotun, Victoria Island, ,
Key people
Kene Okwuosa (Group CEO/MD), Moses Babatope (Group ED)
ServicesFilm exhibition

The Filmhouse Limited (commonly referred to as Filmhouse Cinemas) is a film exhibition company in Nigeria. The company is a member on the Board of Trustees of the Cinema Exhibitors Association - CEAN.[1] Its corporate headquarter is located at Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria.

History[edit]

The origin of the company dates back to 2012, when the founding CEO Kene Mkparu, in collaboration with co-founders and members of the board of directors, became the first beneficiaries of the Creative and Entertainment fund provided by the The Bank of Industry[2], with which they kick started business in December 2012. The founding directors and senior managers of the company are mostly former cinema management staff of Odeon Cinemas, United Kingdom.

In 2014, the company went into partnership with investment giants African Capital Alliance – a strategic alliance to finance its long term expansion goals[3].

In 2018, the board of directors appointed co-founders Kene Okwuosa as Group CEO/Managing Director of Filmhouse Cinemas and Moses Babatope as Group Executive Director [4].

Expansion[edit]

In December 2012, Filmhouse cinemas opened with a 3 – screen cinema in Leisure Mall, Surulere[5], Lagos, which was further expanded to 8 screens in 2016, with 5 screens added in the neighboring Adeniran Ogunsanya Mall [6]. Since 2012, they have opened two cinemas in Ibadan (at Dugbe and Samonda), one each in Port harcourt, Benin, Akure, Kano and at Oniru in Lagos. The chain currently operates ten (10) cinemas across 6 cities in Nigeria [7]

In 2015, the company partnered with Canadian cine-tech giants - IMAX to build the first IMAX theatre in West Africa – Filmhouse IMAX, Lekki[8].

Also, In April 2019, American cine-tech giants - MediaMation confirmed their partnership with Filmhouse Cinemas to build West Africa's first MX4D cinema. According to the press release, the new technology is to be unravelled when Filmhouse concludes its cinema at Landmark Event Centre, in Lagos later in the year.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "CEAN - FILMHOUSE cinemas". www.ceanigeria.com.
  2. ^ "Filmhouse-BOI". TRUMPET MEDIA.
  3. ^ "ACAC-FILMHOUSE". www.acagp.com. AFRICAN CAPITAL ALLIANCE.
  4. ^ "Filmhouse News". The Movie Pencil.
  5. ^ "Surulere Filmhouse". The Nigerian Voice.
  6. ^ "FH Surulere". PAGE ONE.
  7. ^ "FILMHOUSE CINEMA location". www.trendynaija.com. TRENDY NAIJA.
  8. ^ "IMAX - FILMHOUSE partnership". www.imax.com. IMAX.
  9. ^ "FILMHOUSE - MX4D". www,mediamation.com. MEDIA MATION.

External links[edit]

Category: Entertainment companies of Nigeria | Cinema of Nigeria